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UN Aid Chief Makes Final Appeal on Syria

UN Aid Chief Makes Final Appeal on Syria

Outgoing UN aid chief Valerie Amos calls on the Security Council to take action to end the ongoing Syrian civil war.

440,000 Syrians Pinned Down in War Zones

440,000 Syrians Pinned Down in War Zones

'Breathtaking levels of savagery' in Syria as number of civilians trapped in fighting areas doubles from last month, as UN calls for action.

UN Says it Will Take 'Months' to Rebuild Gaza

UN Says it Will Take 'Months' to Rebuild Gaza

UN's humanitarian chief says it will take months to repair damage to the UN's infrastructure caused by the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.

UN Humanitarian Chief: 250,000 Syrians Unreachable

UN Humanitarian Chief: 250,000 Syrians Unreachable

Top humanitarian official Valerie Amos reports situation in war-torn Syria in 'chilling' closed-door Security Council briefing.

Syrian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with Assad

Syrian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with Assad

Syrian opposition rejects calls by UN envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad, putting a wrench in his peace plan.

Shelling Renewed in Homs Ahead of Annan Visit

Shelling Renewed in Homs Ahead of Annan Visit

As former UN secretary general Kofi Annan hopes for peace in Syria the crackdown of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continues apace.

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Aid workers accompanied by UN aid chief Valerie Amos entered the battered city of Homs as Syrian forces continue to shell other towns.

Security Council to Syria: Let Humanitarian Chief In

UN to Syria: Let Humanitarian Chief In

UN Security Council deplores the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, calls on Assadto grant UN humanitarian access.